A new photo from the upcoming movie Forget About Nick and I’m looking so much forward to seeing this movie!
Katja Riemann and Ingrid Bolso Berdal play two discarded ex-wives forced to share their former husband’s New York apartment in Margarethe von Trotta’s first English-language film.
If there’s one take-away from Forget About Nick, the first English-language film by German director Margarethe von Trotta, it’s that nothing much has changed in the 20 years since The First Wives Club rang a familiar bell for middle-aged female audiences. Successful men still trade their spouses in for younger models (here, the titular Nick’s new girlfriend is literally a model) and their discarded wives are left weeping, soul-searching and/or plotting revenge.
In this traditionally shot international comedy, Von Trotta and screenwriter Pamela Katz, who co-scripted the director’s historical films Rosenstrasse and Hannah Arendt, have an engagingly modern (though hardly radical) outlook, but no great new insights to offer about the unfair disparity between the aging sexes and their exes. The graceful English dialogue and New York City setting should anyhow help the Match Factory release to do some international business after its initial bows at the Cologne and Tokyo festivals, and the helmer’s fans will want to check out how she fares in this unlikely genre.
The international cast could have stepped out of a Woody Allen movie. The amiable Katja Riemann (who headlined von Trotta’s Rosenstrasse and I Am the Other Woman) plays the 50-ish Maria, and Norwegian stage actress Ingrid Bolso Berdal is the newly dumped 40-year-old ex-model and now fashion designer Jade. Both women were married to Nick for 10 years, and both were left when they turned 40.